Fitzmaurice, Francis (Earl of Kerry)

FRANCIS THOMAS EARL OF KERRY died July 4th 1818, aged 78 His remains, according to the wish above expressed, are here deposited in the same tomb with his "affectionately beloved Anastasia", whose loss he long and severely deplored; upon her death retiring from the world, he passed the remainder of his days in privacy and seclusion. Piety to God, and benevolence to man were the principles which occupied his thoughts and directed his life. Actuated by a lively sense of religion, he enjoyed that serenity of mind and cheerfulness of temper by which Christianity is so peculiarly distinguished. His extensive bounties were dispensed with liberal but secret munificence; seldom disclosing even to those whom they relieved, the source whence they flowed. Public institutions, distressed individuals, private friends, experienced the benefit of his well regulated economy; demonstrating that though he had shrunk from the hurry of the world, he had not forgotten its most important duties; ever studious to fulfil those two great commandments; on which he had been taught by his divine Master; "hang all the law and the prophets".
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Year of death: 1818.
Age at death: 78 (classed as: ).